Building dedicated to Dr. Murray

A large crowd of family, friends, former patients and past coworkers gathered on what would have been his 85th birthday. The Burke County Health Department was officially renamed and the new sign was unveiled Friday afternoon in memory and in honor of Dr. B. Lamar Murray, a man who dedicated his career to the people of Burke County. During the […]

Local man arrested for Richmond murder

A Sardis man has been arrested in connection to a Memorial Day murder. Kevin Lee Stewart, 34, was arrested last Tuesday as one of four men charged with the shooting death of James Robinson, a 34-year-old Augustan and father of seven. According to reports, the shooting occurred just after 2 p.m. on Monday, May 29, at the 4200 block of […]

Upcoming ‘Let’s Talk About It’ meetings

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office met with citizens in and around Sardis last night to discuss concerns in their area. Throughout the month, the BCSO will be holding these sessions, entitled “Let’s Talk About It.” There are three more scheduled: Next Tuesday, June 13, in Waynesboro at the recreation department gym; Tuesday, June 20, at the Midville Community House located […]

Plant Vogtle decision expected this Friday

The extensions continue as the fate of Plant Vogtle Units 3 & 4 is considered. Over the last several days, the interim assessment agreement between Georgia Power and Westinghouse has been extended twice. According to Jacob Hawkins, a spokesperson for Georgia Power, the parties agreed to extend the agreement as its June 3 expiration neared. That extension was for another […]

Construction underway on new judicial building

Construction on the county’s new judicial building is underway. and the sound of equipment, like back up beepers, will be famililar in Waynesboro over the next 14 months. Buildings that once housed local businesses, such as Maryland’s Fried Chicken and Capital City Furniture, have been demolished to make way for the project, which has been estimated between $15-17 million and […]

Stembridge honored with Amelia Earhart Award

After five years of active participation in the official United States Air Force auxillary program, Civil Air Patrol, Ian Stembridge achieved the prestigious Amelia Earhart Award and the rank of Cadet Captain. The Amelia Earhart Award honors the late Amelia Earhart, aviatrix, advocate and pioneer, who set many records for women aviators in aviation’s infancy, and who was lost while […]


Donations are still trickling in for Mad Anthony’s Big Boom, but the Downtown Development Authority still needs about $2,700 to foot the bill. The fireworks show, slated for July 3 at sundown, comes with an $8,000 price tag. A few more weeks remain to send in donations. To make a contribution, mail checks to City of Waynesboro/DDA, c/o Don Lively, […]

Nunnally appointed to GSPRA board

Amy J. Nunnally, public information officer for Burke County Public Schools, has been re-elected to serve a second term as regional director for the Georgia School Public Relations Association (GSPRA), a professional organization for school communicators and school-community relations specialists. Nunnally will represent Region 4, which includes 51 school districts in the southeast portion of the state. Nunnally has served […]

Piano and voice students perform

Piano and voice students presented a recital before a large crowd gathered at Green Fork Baptist Church in Jenkins County on May 13. Their instructor, Angela Joiner, said the students gave an “outstanding performance.” The performers, all students at Edmund Burke Academy, are, from left, first row: Madalynn Zittrouer, Mailyn McGill, Ava Timms, Sara Grace Cribb and Addie McClellan; second […]

Local insurance agent urges outdoor grill safety

Grilling during the summer time is a fun and exciting activity, but we should not forget about fire safety. Brian Kirkland of Country Financial in Waynesboro is teaming up with the Georgia Arson Control Board to urge the citizens of Burke County to take proper precautions when enjoying outdoor activities such as grilling. According to Kirkland, “While grilling can be […]